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The British Seagull That Wouldn’t Die.

August 20th, 2017 2 comments

  My dear wife Michelle owns the smallest sailboat in Cowichan Bay. I don’t know if this is absolutely true, but at nine and a half feet, her little Davidson fiberglass dingy must be amongst the contenders. She’s named it “Po!”. A short name for a little boat. Every few days or so, you may […]

SS Beaver Upright 120 Feet Down

May 15th, 2014 No comments

The SS Beaver (1966) a replica of the first steamship on Canada’s western coast rolled over and sank while moored in Cowichan Bay May 7th 2014 at around 8:30pm. Initially estimated to be in 60 to 80 feet of water some speculated that it was laying on it’s side on the bottom. Today we can […]

Elmera Tedora 100 Years Old Today

May 9th, 2014 1 comment

Tedora (Elmera) is back in the water… She came off the cradle at the Maritime Centre with nary a hitch a few days ago. Not bad for a 100 year old girl. Originally named “Elmera” Built in 1914 at Esquimalt B.C. by Donald Robertson. It is a Carvel Construction cedar on oak. Renamed: “Tedora” The […]

A Sunny Winter’s Day

January 20th, 2014 3 comments

It’s been sunny off and on this week. I’ve been kept busy with work and various projects of late and have been neglecting you, dear readers. To make up for it a little, enjoy the slide show of pictures taken this week. 3 people like this post. Like Unlike

Rowing around the Bay

October 1st, 2013 2 comments

by Chris Banner I can hear my breath when I row into Cherry Point. I’ve worked hard against the southerly breeze, but I’ve enjoyed the slapping waves, the hull’s contented gurgle and the creak of the rowlocks. My ears hear the whistle of Eagles high in the trees, the croak of a startled Heron wading […]

Voyage of the Krid – Brian’s boat moves under it’s own power.

June 15th, 2013 2 comments

Last year Brian managed to get hold of an old dilapidated fiberglass boat hull. It really wasn’t much of a “boat” at all. There were cracks here and there, the transom was weak and almost everyone who looked at it suggested it would probably be best to send the thing to the garbage dump. 5 […]

Boats of the Bay – Lasqueti Fisher

February 10th, 2013 No comments

Name: Lasqueti Fisher Type: West Coast Drum Seiner Length: 44 feet (13.41 m) Weight: 29 tons (58,000 lbs) Hull: Carvel Fir Wood Planking Built: 1958 by Tom Milichap and Peter Forbes at Lasqueti Island Owners: Alma and Tony Owen 5 people like this post. Like Unlike